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K-State First


K-State First
Kansas State University
014 Holton Hall
1101 Mid-Campus Drive N.
Manhattan, KS 66506


Who we are

K-State First and its programs are made possible by the support of administrators, staff, and faculty members from across campus. K-State First has 70 First-Year Seminar faculty, 30 Lead Instructors in the CAT Communities, and over 75 GPS Guides. The K-State First Director and staff (listed below) work closely with a Student Advisory Council and campus-wide advisory workgroup as well as committees focused on communication, research and assessment, KSBN, faculty development, and overall strategic planning.

Meet the K-State First Team!

Learn more about our core team and what we love about K-State First!

Greg Eiselein

Dr. Greg Eiselein 


DirectorI love working with faculty and professionals who are enthusiastic about the learning and success of our newest students.
Mandi McKinley

Mandi McKinley


Staff AssistantI love the opportunity to develop and support the K-State First team, growing our campus connections, and helping us become a #modeloffice. 
Mariya Vaughan

Mariya Vaughan


Assistant DirectorI love working across the university with faculty, staff, and students to create a welcoming and diverse community that truly embodies the way K-State means Family. 
Brent Weaver

Brent Weaver


Learning Assistant CoordinatorI love training our Learning Assistants (peer educators) because peer-to-peer education is such a high-impact form of education. I have seen how successful our LAs are at empathetically engaging with first-year students.